Importance of Mentors to University Students

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   Oct 29, 2020

When it comes to navigating college, the difficulties it comes with, and the uncertainty of graduation life, the essential aspect is arguably forming a meaningful mentor relationship Most of the time, the student-mentor relationship is frequently underestimated and ignored until students experience the benefits first-hand. In college, a mentor can help to broaden the knowledge of a particular career and reduce their job-seeking process by connecting them to professionals in that industry.


There are other benefits associated with having an organic connection with your mentor and they include:

Interest Development

With a mentor's assistance, it becomes easier to help a learner develop and cultivate their interest. This is a valuable approach for giving emotional support that will assist the learner in attaining the goals they have set. By offering words of encouragement, and direction to take they also play an essential position in ensuring students feel involved and attached to their campus.

Nurture leadership

Mentorship empowers students to explore the possibility of taking charge and pursuing a leadership role. Having an expert in that particular field provides guidance that leads to confidence in a student who was otherwise shy. This kind of nurturing is highly encouraged as it brings the best out of a student.

Broadens One's Horizon

Mentors are often industry experts. Experience cannot be taught in a room. Mentors with a broad scope of knowledge will equip you with the right tools, skills, and knowledge to follow your career path after graduating from college. They also have hands-on experience and are aware of current developments in a particular sector that may not be taught in class.


Transitioning from college life to the working world can be challenging for students. There are many hurdles to navigate for a successful integration from a student to being an employee. Mentors offer tips on how to better manage in a work environment and relate to management. They can also help identify your strengths and which career path to pursue based on your interests.

Form Professional Relationships

Mentors usually are respected individuals in their profession. They may put a good word for you when a vacant position is available not only in your field but other professions. With the current world having those connections come in very handy, especially when you have your mentor's backing. It will be easy to land a job and integrate into your new role seamlessly as you would have had good preparation.

Interview Skills and Job Retention

Mentors often prepare learners for a nerve-racking interview process by offering first-hand advice on what to expect and how to tackle problematic questions. Apart from helping students land a job, they also equip them with knowledge of longevity in the workplace. This is often done by pointing out the path to pursue and how to stay relevant in the job market.

The beauty of mentorships is that they are always unique; none is similar to another depending on the individual needs, the field of study, and goals. A college mentorship program can have a life-changing impact on the career path of a learner. When offering advice, mentors keep your best interest, abilities, and expertise in mind to give you the best tools to succeed.